mac mini to imac with no cords

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by popovich, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. popovich macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2011
    Ok, I am busted.
    For some reason my mac mini server on OS X SL was not connecting to the outer internet though I could perfectly connect to it locally (through the ethernet switch), so I played with the network settings and effectively lost the connection to it whatsoever. I see the box in front of me, I even see it in the list of computers in the Remote Desktop, but I cannot connect to it.

    The other machine is an iMac OS X SL.
    I have a keyboard, a mouse and nothing else – and I need to restore the connection... soon-ish.

    Now I thought I could connect my keyboard to the mac mini and somehow control it directly, but then I need a screen, too. Is there a way to make mac mini use iMac as a screen wirelessly, or do I need a [firewire] cord?

    Thanks a lot in advance.
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040



    You can screen share from iMac into server - by Cmd-K (finder)> afp:// server ip > connect... then try restoring the server settings that way ...
  3. popovich thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2011
    Correction: I can't see it in Finder's network list or Remote Desktop app. So I do need to control it directly somehow. Any ideas?
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    You're going to need some cables and a display at this point.

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